What is wrong with your 1985 Volvo wagon when it won't start and you can smell gas inside the car?
It could be many things: If you turn on the car and hear
clicking and no contact it could be your starter. The clicking
could also mean your battery is dead. You have obviously caused
flooding of gas and that's why the smell of gas in the car. OPEN
YOUR WINDOWS when trying to find out what is wrong with your car.
To check your battery lift up the hood and you'll see a square box
with 4 big screws on the top (talking woman talk here) but they are
called "terminals" and if you see white flaking clumps around the
terminals (those big screws) then they are corroded and this could
be your problem. BE SURE YOUR CAR IS SHUT OFF and take a rag and
clean these terminals. Then reattach them. The prongs are easy to
slip around each screw (terminal) without a problem. Get back in
the car and try starting it. If that doesn't work then try to get
someone to use their battery charger to see if that will get it
going. If this works it's time for you to get a new battery to be
on the safe side. If it's your starter then you will need a good
male friend or relative to help you with the starter and if that is
not possible then you will need a mechanic to check it out. ALWAYS
GET A FULL ESTIMATE FOR WHAT THE COST WILL BE BEFORE HAVING THE
WORK DONE. Ask a neighbor or a person at work who they use as a
mechanic so you don't get a high bill when it's not necessary.